About our school
Jacob's Ladder is a 501(c)(3) organization and a SAIS-SACS accredited and SB-10-approved private school, serving infants to adults with any neurobiological delay or disorder.
Each plan of care is individualized based on comprehensive evaluation and a targeted therapeutic or educational focus, with a rich array of interventions available. Programs address the "whole person" and encompass specific developmental needs and all aspects of wellbeing and independence.
ASSESSMENTS & INTERVENTIONS
How we identify needs & build programs
Clients entering Jacob's Ladder complete several comprehensive therapeutic and educational evaluations that cover more than 1,321 neurodevelopmental metrics. These include an in-depth parent interview, comprehensive assessment, academic testing, clinical observation, nutritional consultation, and quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG). The findings are the basis for each individualized care program, designed to help individuals develop the neural pathways needed to regulate communication and connectivity patterns within the brain.
Our multidisciplinary programming approach offers thousands of interventions completed consistently and with high intensity for maximum benefit. These could include:
- Individualized Neurodevelopmental Interventions
- Whole-Brain Academic Programming
- Intensive Physical and Gross Motor Rehabilitation
- Intensive Communication Programs
- Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- The IWBMC's Trauma Support Model
- Sensory Processing Interventions
- Integrated Listening Systems
- Animal Assisted Activities
- Therapeutic Art
- Adventure-Based Learning Opportunities
- Music Therapy
- Horticultural Programs and Organic Gardening
- Job Coaching and Employment Support
- Independent Living Transition Support
Transformational outcomes are a hallmark of our approach, demonstrated through client progress on many levels. These include functional improvements in critical areas of language, cognition, motor abilities, client engagement and satisfaction, and improved family and peer connection and relationships.
Specialized environments set the stage for neurodevelopmental growth, healing, and wholeness.
The Hope School
Offers individualized programming implemented in a low ratio (1:1 – 6:1) for clients who experience emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges and various learning difficulties. The Hope School program helps clients strengthen their identity, function independently, successfully participate in groups, and meet their academic goals.
We effectively work with individuals who receive diagnoses including oppositional defiant disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sensory processing challenges, learning differences, autism spectrum disorder, trauma-related/post-traumatic stress disorder, dyslexia, and dysgraphia.
Well-babies can establish healthy and efficient neurological systems, while we can address areas of challenges for infants with early intervention needs through the Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care.
Serves clients in a 1:1 setting who experience any neurological challenge leading to difficulties with communication, academic success, self-regulation, or mobility.
The Ladder program offers an intensive and low-ratio experience of care specifically crafted for each individual's unique needs. This program serves clients who experience significant gaps in development, requiring a high level of neurodevelopmental focus to address communicative, academic, mobility, sensory processing, or self-regulatory challenges. Each unique program helps individuals achieve results previously thought impossible.
Supports adults with differing levels of brain-based challenges to address areas of independence, including home life readiness, educational planning, community engagement, and vocational training. Individuals can participate in on- and off-campus experiential learning opportunities while monitoring their progress and goal achievement while developing social, communication, and time management skills. We also offer individualized educational preparation activities for clients who plan to attend a post-secondary program following graduation.
By the Numbers
1:0 - 6:1Programming
0+Families from U.S. and 5 Continents
0Acres across both campuses
0+Training and Educational Videos
"Communication has always been a goal and we’ve tried varied things and not all of them have worked. He is now more assertive and proactive and he has found his voice – there is a different quality about his desire and willingness to communicate. He has made a lot of gains physically too – a lot of progress using his walker; he literally got up from a seated position on the ground, went to his walker and turned around and was able to use it – and he learned all of that here."
- Eli's Parents